Mom, Uncle Fined After Boy Named Jihad Wore 9/11 T-Shirt to Preschool
The boy was born on Sept. 11 and his shirt said "I am a bomb"
A French appeals court has convicted a woman and her brother of "justifying a crime" after her toddler son — named Jihad — went to preschool in a T-shirt bearing the words "I am a bomb" and "Jihad: Born on Sept. 11."
Bouchra Bagour was given a $2,700 fine and a one-month suspended prison sentence and her brother, Zayed, received a $5,400 fine and two-month suspended sentence in southeastern Nimes on Friday.
Prosecutors had appealed after a lower court in nearby Avignon acquitted the defendants in April.
Gaele Guenoun, the mother's lawyer, said by phone she was astonished the initial verdict was overruled.
The case centered on a teacher's complaint after the boy, whose birthday is Sept. 11, wore the shirt to preschool last year. The brother had the shirt made.
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